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Prana Krushna Parija
Indian scientist

Prana Krushna Parija

Prana Krushna Parija
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Intro Indian scientist
Was Scientist Botanist Autobiographer
From India
Field Literature Science
Gender male
Birth 1 April 1891, Jagatsinghpur district, India
Death 2 June 1978 (aged 87 years)
Star sign Aries
University of Cambridge
Ravenshaw University
Trinity College
Padma Bhushan  
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Prana Krushna Parija OBE (1 April 1891 – 2 June 1978) at Balikuda, Jagatsinghpur, Odisha. Parija was a professor of botany. His research work comprised mainly fundamental and applied aspects of plant physiology, experimental plant morphology, and ecological studies of plant environment. He studied water hyacinth and other aquatic weeds, respiration in leaves and apples, transpiration and heat resistance in plants, rice and algae and storage of apples.

He served as a vice chancellor of Utkal University. He worked as a principal in Ravenshaw University (formerly Ravenshaw College), CuttackPro Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi and Vice-Chancellor of Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. The "Parija Library" of the university is named after him. He was President of the Indian Science Congress Association in 1960. He was an elected member of the first Odisha Legislative Assembly.

Awards and recognitions

  • Fearnsides Scholarship (1918), Christ's College, Cambridge, a scholarship to encourage clinical research in the field of organic diseases of the nervous system.
  • Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE), 1944 New Year Honours
  • Padma Bhushan, 1955
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